The Amie and Tony James Gallery catalyzes research and knowledge production in contemporary art and joins the Center for the Humanities' mission to create dialogue across disciplines. Our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Exhibition

Sep 2-Nov 21, 2015
A World Redrawn: Brecht and Eisenstein in Hollywood
 

 

Eisenstein was invited to Hollywood in 1930 under contract to Paramount. Fleeing from the Nazis, Brecht arrived in 1941. Both attempted the impossible, to challenge the formulas of the motion picture industry, to create works that were popular and radical. Through films, drawings, architectural models and archival documents, New York artist Zoe Beloff explores their unrealized film scenarios “Glass House” and “A Model Family in a Model Home” and reimagines their ideas for today.

 

Past Exhibitions: Fall 2014-Spring 2015
 


Left Coast: California Political Art

Apr 15, 2015-May 30, 2015
Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent years.

 


Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art

Feb 6, 2015-Mar 28, 2015
Guest curated by Boris Groys and held at both the James Gallery and e-flux, this exhibition includes the works of artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and New York who explore ideas of equality and social justice, radical politics, secularism and internationalism, and the history of post-revolutionary violence.

 


The Lenin Museum

Nov 20, 2014-Jan 17, 2015
The Lenin Museum, an exhibit of work by Yevgeniy Fiks, reflects on the historical contradictions and complexities of intersections between Communism and anti-Communism, ideology and sexual identity. 

 


World of Matter

Sep 10, 2014-Nov 1, 2014
Participants in World of Matter draw upon methodologies from the social and natural sciences, journalism, and also poetics and aesthetics, to scrutinize zones of geopolitical-ecological upheaval.

 

 

Visit The James Gallery

The James Gallery
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016

Free and open to the public
Hours: Tue-Thu 12-7pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm

Curator: Katherine Carl
t: 212-817-2007
e: kcarl@gc.cuny.edu
Exhibitions Coordinator: Jennifer Wilkinson
t: 212-817-2020
e: jwilkinson@gc.cuny.edu

 

Mission

The Amie and Tony James Gallery’s mission is to bring artists and scholars into public dialogue on topics of mutual concern through exhibitions as a form of advanced research. As a window into the research work of The Graduate Center and a hub of international discussion, The James Gallery is central to The Graduate Center’s and the City University of New York’s contribution to the cultural life of New York City.